Monday, 17 October 2011
Pete Astor and Let's Wrestle and Robert Rotifer live this Sunday
Pete Astor, indiepop royalty thanks to his presence in Creation bands The Loft and the Weather Prophets, made a welcome return this summer with his sixth solo album, Songbox.
Literate and melodic, Songbox captures the mood of British folk music in the presence of 60s-influenced pop and is clearly one of Astor’s strongest albums yet.
Wesley Patrick Gonzalez
Wes from Let’s Wrestle makes it a family affair as the man we call Pete Astor, Wes knows as stepdad. After the joyously ramshackle debut album In The Court Of The Wrestling Let’s, this year’s Nursing Home album proved that debut single I Wish I Was In Husker Du was a self-fulfilling prophecy as they went harder and faster towards 80s hardcore heaven.
This acoustic solo show from Wes will show the fantastic Let’s Wrestle songs in a new light. Excited? Fuck yeah!
Writer, musician and radio DJ Robert Rotifer’s sixth album, and first for Edwyn Collins’s new label, was produced by Stiff Records legend Wreckless Eric. The Hosting Couple is a selection of songs about likely subjects such as remote-controlled drones dropping bombs on your hometown, the deceased Austrian sound poet Ernst Jandl, childhood holidays in Essex, and the marine lab in Aberdeen.